Saturday, 30 May 2015

IBW Bookshop Crawl 2015 27th June!

Nayu here! Although I'm a bit too busy with leaving work at the time of the Independent Bookshop Week Bookshop Crawl 2015 on 27th June, I figured some of you would be very interested in all the details! That's if you haven't already heard about it ^o^ You may remember that I spoke about the 2014 bookcrawl last year. Well here are the all important details for this year's events - with prizes to be won there's lots of book fun for everyone! (Rhyming half intentional) 

The Independent Bookshop Week #bookshopcrawl 2015 on Saturday 27th June (Independent Bookshop Week takes place 20th – 27th June). Full info can be found on the dedicated website.

The event is aimed at all: bloggers, booktubers, vloggers, publishers, book organisations and book lovers who want to support their local bookshop(s) during Independent Bookshop Week, 20th – 27th June 2015.
Here's what's going on in IBW!

The challenge is simple: pop out to your local bookshop(s) on Saturday 27th June and pick up a book. This year we’re asking you to #giveabook – whether it’s for your best friend, mum, colleague, fellow blogger, cousin, a stranger – anyone you like! 

#giveabook takes place throughout the entire IBW week with bookshops being equipped with specially produced postcards, ready for customers to fill out and share on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag. 

Now let’s get onto the prizes!

If you’d like to participate in the #bookshopcrawl and want to be in for the chance of winning some National Book Tokens to spend at your local bookshop and the IBW Book Award shortlisted titles (below), we’re asking you to write or film about the #bookshopcrawl or your favourite independent bookshop and send a link to me ( between Saturday 20th June and Wednesday 1st July. Although we’re keen for most to get out to their local bookshop for the crawl on the Saturday 27th, we appreciate that this date will not be suited to everyone so we’re happy for you to do a crawl at a different time during IBW.

We also want to see your bookshop selfies! If you share your #bookshopcrawl selfies on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll automatically be in for the chance of winning lovely book bundles, hand-picked by the IBW Team.

(Pssst! We’ll be giving away book bundles all week as part of our #indiebookaday so keep an eye on @booksaremybag)

To summarise:
Pop out to your local bookshop on Saturday 27th June for the #bookshopcrawl

#giveabook to a loved one 

Document your #bookshopcrawl journey on Twitter 
   To be in for the chance of winning National Book Tokens and the IBW shortlist, write or film about your #bookshopcrawl and/or your favourite independent bookshop and send the link to me ( between Saturday 20th June and Wednesday 1st July
Share your #bookshopcrawl selfies on Twitter and be in for the chance of winning some lovely book bundles

To search for your local IBW participating bookshop, please visit our brand new and shiny website and plan your #bookshopcrawl route.

Nayu: I'm also giving my opinons on the books in the IBW Book Award Shortlist which I've read

H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald An insightful read about hawks and grief - see my review!
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey
The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
Nora Webster - Colm Toibin
The Bone Clocks  - David Mitchell
Please, Mister Postman - Alan Johnson
The Children Act - Ian McEwan
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories - Hilary Mantel

Five Children on the Western Front - Kate Saunders
Apple and Rain -  Sarah Crossan
The 13-Storey Treehouse - Andy Griffiths
A Song for Ella Grey - David Almond
Opal Plumstead - Jacqueline Wilson
The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
An Island of Our Own - Sally Nicholls
Running Girl - Simon Mason
Itchcraft - Simon Mayo
The Parent Agency -  David Baddiel Exciting and clever read - as you can see in my review!
The Farm Beneath the Water - Helen Peters
The Apple Tart of Hope - Sarah Moore Fitzgerald An ok read - my review is here!

Children’s Picture Books
Shh! We Have a Plan - Chris Haughton
Bears Don’t Read - Emma Chichester Clark
Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar - Emily Mackenzie
A Walk in Paris -  Salvatore Rubbino
Use Your Imagination - Nicola O’Byrne
Blown Away - Rob Biddulph
The Something - Rebecca Cobb
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion -  Alex T Smith
Never Tickle a Tiger - Pamela Butchart & Marc Boutavantd Superb book - here's my review
The Way to the Zoo - John Burningham
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon - Petr Horaceled
Monsters Love Underpants - Claire Freeeman & Ben Cort

Nayu again: That's all the info - I hope you are excited by what will be a fantastic week!

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